Saturday, August 04, 2007
HAPPY BIRTHDAY LOUIS "SATCHMO" ARMSTRONG-- "WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD"
Today and not the 4th of July as he thought is the birthday of Louis Satchmo Armstrong. The man who knocked the Beetles off the Billboard Top 100 back in 1964 with "Hello Dolly" and then again for two other songs was perhaps the most amazing musician of the 20th century. His recordings of "Ain't Misbehaving" "What a Wonderful World" and "I'll Be Glad When You're Dead, You Rascal You" are staples of the American jazz history."Satchmo" was an extremely generous men who contributed great deals of money for the poor, the uneducated and the struggling musician and worked closely with Martin Luther King. His classic recordings even extended to the Disney Studios with his recordings of the Oscar winning tune "The Bare Necessities" (which he performed on that Oscar telecast) as well as "Bout Time" and "When You Wish Upon A Star". "What A Wonderful World" was a song that was a big hit in Europe right away, but did not become huge in this country until it was part of the movie soundtrack for "Good Morning Vietnam" starring Robin Williams. Today I also had a great discussion with the manager of the Ritz store in Beverly Hills. It appears that I will be "moving on up" top the posh side and that transfer may happen in just about two weeks. Greater sales and new opportunities are sure to happen here. I finished another musical book. This one is called "The Runaway Heart" and it looks top be very promising and funny! Well on to work!